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Seeking a finger that points to the Moon.
    #8812439 - 08/22/08 07:58 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

So...


Here I am, in the midst of an adventure. I'm out of school and in the real world. At least that's what all the grown-ups say. I've been at it for 2.5yrs, and I feel like i've taken a step back. I'm set in my routine, get up, go to work (that i hate), go home, sleep, repeat.

I was told this was success, the corporate life. hey! i have a good job, and potential to move up! Then why do I feel so unhappy?

I've gone through a rough time, lost a few friends, lost a lover, lost that smile on my face that used to keep me going.

I guess my question is this: How the hell do you stay on the grind when you feel like you're the last of your kind? I cared so much about enlightenment, about knowing that I didn't know, and the fun of finding out what the hell all this was about!!! I was quite good at it actually.


this life is eating at me. i am rotting.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #8812453 - 08/22/08 08:01 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

How the hell do you stay on the grind when you feel like you're the last of your kind?

Last kind of what? I hear this all the time around here.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: Icelander]
    #8812461 - 08/22/08 08:05 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

As far as I know, I am the only current shroomerite who went to Woodstock '68 so I can actually claim "last of kind" status. :yesnod:


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: Icelander]
    #8812497 - 08/22/08 08:16 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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Icelander said:
How the hell do you stay on the grind when you feel like you're the last of your kind?

Last kind of what? I hear this all the time around here.





A few people on a forum on the internet will classify as last of their kind.

Not many people around here appreciate that the world is. They are more concerned at what they are in the world. Thats what it means.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #8812513 - 08/22/08 08:22 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

To discover the source of your pain, you must find out what false assumption that you have adopted as true and examine it.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8812533 - 08/22/08 08:26 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
To discover the source of your pain, you must find out what false assumption that you have adopted as true and examine it.




Can one truely do this on their own?

Why would alice stay in the rabbit hole, if she knew it was her who created the illusion to begin with.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #8812553 - 08/22/08 08:31 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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ShrooomKing said:
this life is eating at me. i am rotting.



Why work the grind? I know I never will again.  It really does eat at you, but contrary to what you have been taught it is not essential to life.

You can do anything why settle for a mediocre monotonous job in a greedy capitalistic society?

You only get one life live it how you want.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #8812568 - 08/22/08 08:34 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Basic math: pain = actual reality - projected reality

You believe things 'should be' a certain way and they are not and this causes you discomfort.

Reality is as it is and no amount of :hissyfit: will change it. Accept the way things are and gently steer towards your vision of how you would like them to be knowing in advance that you will never arrive.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8812603 - 08/22/08 08:41 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
Basic math: pain = actual reality - projected reality

Accept the way things are and gently steer towards your vision of how you would like them to be knowing in advance that you will never arrive.



I agree with the first part life is not a free ride and it will suck at times no matter what you do, but I dont believe he should just roll over and take it like I said not necessary for life.

No matter what you do there will be struggles but if you are truly unhappy do something else.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: awesomebastard]
    #8812627 - 08/22/08 08:48 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

awesomebastard said:
You can do anything why settle for a mediocre monotonous job in a greedy capitalistic society?

You only get one life live it how you want.




If life were only that simple. The tree of family has it's roots all over me.

I have to look out for them too.

What i'm basically getting at is: Where is the point where you live for you, can not for everyone else. I'm done making my mom happy, and i am finished following my dad. I guess it just takes courage to break, like the buddha.


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A great driver understands, the poles will always be there, and he must learn to adjust.

I can't keep doing this on my own... with all these... people. -daniel plainview


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8812686 - 08/22/08 09:09 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

OrgoneConclusion said:
Basic math: pain = actual reality - projected reality

You believe things 'should be' a certain way and they are not and this causes you discomfort.

Reality is as it is and no amount of :hissyfit: will change it. Accept the way things are and gently steer towards your vision of how you would like them to be knowing in advance that you will never arrive.




I'm hearing this from you. :whoa: There is a God.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #8812694 - 08/22/08 09:12 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

If life were only that simple. The tree of family has it's roots all over me.


Wake up! It is simple until you make it difficult. A family tree is an idea. They are just people like the rest of humanity. If they are best friends and you have much good things in common then it's worth hanging with them, if not then not. Don't tell me it's complex because I left my family and it was the best choice of my life. It's all in your mind.


In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

Living at the bottom of the stairs in your life
Never a smile knocking on your door
The air is blue and so are you
Prehistoric monsters on the floor

Last verse of your last song
And God don't hear dead men
The end of the line is in your mind
And you'll be staying in

In your mind, in your mind
Bone for bone and skin for skin
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth
Heart for heart and soul for soul
Somebody said what is true

Lock it up and close it down
The sound of morning like a dove
High beyond the rattle and roar
Look into the face of love

In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

In your mind, in your mind
Sunday words are back again
And you'll eat your fun of the middleman's pie
But just a piece you understand
You'll get the rest up in the sky

Praise and glory, wounded angel
Shuffling round the room
Eternity is down the hall
And you sit there bending spoons
In your mind, in your mind
Father, son and holy ghost
Sacrificial drops the pain
On a silver planet cross
Sanctification on a chain

They say redemption draws knives
Storms of silence from above
Stop your ears close your eyes
Try to find the face of love

In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mi


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: Icelander]
    #8812712 - 08/22/08 09:17 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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Icelander said:
Wake up! It is simple until you make it difficult. A family tree is an idea. They are just people like the rest of humanity. If they are best friends and you have much good things in common then it's worth hanging with them, if not then not. Don't tell me it's complex because I left my family and it was the best choice of my life. It's all in your mind.



well said.:bongload:


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8812723 - 08/22/08 09:21 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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As far as I know, I am the only current shroomerite who went to Woodstock '68 so I can actually claim "last of kind" status. :yesnod:




We'll be rid of you dirty hippies soon enough.:evil:


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #8813024 - 08/22/08 10:47 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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ShrooomKing said:

If life were only that simple. The tree of family has it's roots all over me.

I have to look out for them too.

What i'm basically getting at is: Where is the point where you live for you, can not for everyone else. I'm done making my mom happy, and i am finished following my dad. I guess it just takes courage to break, like the buddha.





Whose permission do you need to do what you want?  It's you that is withholding that permission, don't blame your family.

Looking out for your family doesn't have to mean conforming to their expectations.  Not everyone's family helps them be themselves.  If your family demands an apology for you living your life, cut them loose.  You only get one life, and it belongs entirely to you.  I suspect it makes you comfortable to know that your choices don't make mom nervous.  How important is that comfort to you?  Worth your life?

Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's LIVE! 

You are on the air.


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~ R.W. Emerson, "Self-Reliance"

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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: WhiskeyClone]
    #8813242 - 08/22/08 11:33 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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WhiskeyClone said:

Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's LIVE! 

You are on the air.





well said. This makes sense.


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A great driver understands, the poles will always be there, and he must learn to adjust.

I can't keep doing this on my own... with all these... people. -daniel plainview


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: Icelander]
    #8813282 - 08/22/08 11:40 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Icelander said:
If life were only that simple. The tree of family has it's roots all over me.


Wake up! It is simple until you make it difficult. A family tree is an idea. They are just people like the rest of humanity. If they are best friends and you have much good things in common then it's worth hanging with them, if not then not. Don't tell me it's complex because I left my family and it was the best choice of my life. It's all in your mind.


In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

Living at the bottom of the stairs in your life
Never a smile knocking on your door
The air is blue and so are you
Prehistoric monsters on the floor

Last verse of your last song
And God don't hear dead men
The end of the line is in your mind
And you'll be staying in

In your mind, in your mind
Bone for bone and skin for skin
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth
Heart for heart and soul for soul
Somebody said what is true

Lock it up and close it down
The sound of morning like a dove
High beyond the rattle and roar
Look into the face of love

In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

In your mind, in your mind
Sunday words are back again
And you'll eat your fun of the middleman's pie
But just a piece you understand
You'll get the rest up in the sky

Praise and glory, wounded angel
Shuffling round the room
Eternity is down the hall
And you sit there bending spoons
In your mind, in your mind
Father, son and holy ghost
Sacrificial drops the pain
On a silver planet cross
Sanctification on a chain

They say redemption draws knives
Storms of silence from above
Stop your ears close your eyes
Try to find the face of love

In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mi






Thats the most beautiful thing i've read in a very long time.


Thank You.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: blewmeanie]
    #8813543 - 08/23/08 12:45 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
As far as I know, I am the only current shroomerite who went to Woodstock '68 so I can actually claim "last of kind" status. :yesnod:




We'll be rid of you dirty hippies soon enough.:evil:




You will only truly appreciate me after I am gone, then you will be telling others how you were once my friend and of the magnificent stories and jokes we shared while sitting around the Shroomery campfire.


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8813929 - 08/23/08 02:25 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

:cheers:


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Re: Seeking a finger that points to the Moon. [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8814350 - 08/23/08 06:24 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
Quote:

blewmeanie said:
Quote:

OrgoneConclusion said:
As far as I know, I am the only current shroomerite who went to Woodstock '68 so I can actually claim "last of kind" status. :yesnod:




We'll be rid of you dirty hippies soon enough.:evil:




You will only truly appreciate me after I am gone, then you will be telling others how you were once my friend and of the magnificent stories and jokes we shared while sitting around the Shroomery campfire.




Does that mean we should knock you off to really appreciate you? What an offering!

The vultures are hovering, the wolves are snarling already!


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